Getsuyoubi no Tawawa (月曜日のたわわ, Getsuyōbi no Tawawa), translated as Tawawa on Monday, is a series of illustrations by Kiseki Himura about the life of well-endowed girls and their interactions with other people. An illustration is posted every Monday on Himura's Twitter account since February 2015. The series has spawned a web anime series which aired between October and December 2016.

Background Edit

The illustration series began as several Twitter posts by illustrator Kiseki Himura entitled "I shall offer tawawa to the corporate wageslaves on Monday mornings" (月曜朝の社畜諸兄にたわわをお届けします, Getsuyō Asa no Sachiku Shokei ni Tawawa o Otodokeshimasu), starting from February 23, 2015, with one illustration posted every Monday. Numbering of illustrations posted started the week after, and by the 46th entry, Himura changed the title to Getsuyoubi no Tawawa. The illustrations aim to improve the mood of melancholic readers as they head to work or school on Mondays by posting illustrations of girls with large breasts.[1]

Illustrations are later compiled and published under Himura's doujin circle, Himura Dairy Industry (比村乳業, Himura Nyuugyou), and are made available to fans during Comic Market. Currently, there are four compilation books published.[1]

After illustration #86 was posted on October 10, 2016, fans from South Korea began posting pictures of women supporting a smartphone on their breasts on Twitter, which was later called the "Tawawa Challenge". The challenge eventually made its way back to Japan, where gravure idols Yuka Kuramochi, Jun Amaki, and Saki Suzuki participated in the Tawawa Challenge.[1]

Each of the illustrations have a standalone context, and does not have a confirmed continuity.[1]

The series participated on the Comiket 91 Blood Donation Support Event, where blood donors are given a tapestry poster from various artists, including Himura, Wataru Watanabe (artist of Yowamushi Pedal) and Koi (artist of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?).[1]

Web Anime Series Edit

A web series based on Getsuyoubi no Tawawa was released on October 10, 2016, produced by animation studio PINE JAM. The first episode was uploaded on NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan's Youtube channel, but was taken down hours later after "violating YouTube's community guidelines".[2] A week later, subsequent episodes of the series were uploaded on Nico Nico Douga.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Getsuyoubi no Tawawa on Japanese Wikipedia. Accessed November 6, 2017.
  2. "YouTube Removes 'Tawawa on Monday' Anime by Sword Art Online: Progressive Manga Artist," Anime News Network. October 10, 2016.
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